Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Painting

It's hard to get a good picture of snow, but this is a flower I painted.
Mia loved painting the rocks!
Over the weekend, we did some snow painting. It is simple and lots of fun! If you've ever wondered what it's like to do graffiti, this is your opportunity. By the next morning, almost all traces were gone so it wasn't a big deal that we had sprayed neon "paint" all over our yard. I think I enjoyed this as much or even more than Mia did. It's definitely something we will do year after year.

  • plastic spray bottle/s
  • water
  • food coloring
  • snow
  1. Put food coloring into empty plastic spray bottle/s. 
  2. Fill bottles with water and shake to mix.
  3. Head outside and spray paint some snow! 
Our bird bath has never been so colorful.
  • I used 20 drops of neon food coloring for each bottle of snow paint. You may use more or less depending on the size of your bottle/s. 
  • My bottles are from IKEA.
  • Mia liked using the "stream" setting on the spray bottles, which is good for writing letters, for example. I preferred the "spray" setting for a more even coverage, kind of like air brushing. 
  • Pretty much anything we saw that was snow-covered ended up being painted: rocks, bushes, brick pavers, the driveway, our footprints, rabbit tracks, the bird bath... 

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